Liverpool’s Andy Robertson was seen kicking Adama Traore in the face during Liverpool and Wolves’ FA Cup third-round clash which ended up in a 2-2 draw. The two sides played out a thrilling and controversial 2-2 draw at Anfield on Saturday night.
What fans may have missed during the action-packed 90 minutes was a clash between Robertson and Traore. Robertson had a very busy evening trying to keep up with the pace of Traore. However, during the match, Traore went to ground under the challenge of Ibrahima Konate just in front of Robertson. What followed was very unsavoury as Robertson’s boot caught Traore in the face as he looked to jump over him.
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Talking about the match, in the first half, Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo both threatened early for the Reds, with the former seeing free-kick fly inches over the bar while the latter's low shot was saved. Both teams exchanged possession in the early stages as they fought for dominance, and Ibrahima Konate provided solid defensive work to frustrate the Wolves’ first real attack through Raul Jimenez.
A brilliant fightback from the Wolves
The visitors did take the lead, though, shortly before the half-hour mark as Goncalo Guedes pounced on a loose pass out from goalkeeper Alisson Becker to break the deadlock. The goalscorer then threatened from distance, forcing a strong save from the Reds’ No.1 ahead of the interval. With half-time looming, Liverpool leveled after a quick break forward was finished off by a well-placed Darwin Nunez volley. Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was making his 250th appearance for the club, burst forward to halfway and found the run of the frontman with an inch-perfect ball to bring the scores level.
Talking about the second half, it took Liverpool just seven minutes of the second period to edge themselves in front thanks to a Salah strike. The forward kept his cool inside the area to collect himself and find the bottom corner of the net after a loose defensive header fell into his path on the attack. Nunez then headed over in an attempt to make it three shortly afterward, with the Reds looking to take control of the encounter.
Alisson again saved well from Rayan Ait-Nouri while Konate also headed over the crossbar at a corner ball. The visitors, however, brought themselves level in the tie as substitute Hee-Chan Hwang finished off inside the area following a well-crafted move.